The beautiful array of colours you see in fruits and vegetables come from antioxidant phytonutrients called carotenoids and flavonoids. Phytonutrients help our body’s natural detoxification systems and boost our immune systems. Or, in more simple terms, help keep our brains, body’s and organs healthy.

Fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, herbs and spices, legumes, nuts and seeds are jam packed with phytonutrients, that come in a whole host of different colours – the colours of the rainbow.

To coincide with the start of British springtime, we’re running our ‘Eat the Rainbow’ challenge from 22nd-28th March. A ‘rainbow’ themed meal, dessert or side dish appears on the menu, everyday throughout the week, and we’ll be adding in a wide mix of naturally coloured foods, wherever we can. Continue the challenge at home, over the final two days.

Your challenge is to eat as many different coloured foods groups as you can each day, both at school, and at home. At the end of the week, tot up your scores to see your total.

Can you reach the top score of 42 during our Eat the Rainbow challenge? If not, don’t worry, you can repeat the challenge as many times as you like!

Good luck.

Print our Eat The Rainbow Challenge worksheet.